Derek Jones

MINI John Cooper Works Race Team: History, Passion, Performance

Derek Jones

Talk: MINI John Cooper Works Race Team: History, Passion, Performance

MINI has had a long history in racing with it’s small, nimble front wheel drive cars that can get around corners faster than most of the bigger and more powerful race cars in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Street Tuner (ST) Class IMSA series. Derek Jones is joined by: Patrick McKenna, Head of Product Planning and Motoring Events for MINI USA will touch on the history of MINI and it’s racing heritage as an underdog. Luis Perocarpi, the owner of LAP Motorsports and the MINI John Cooper Race Team will tell the story of how he became a MINI fanatic when he and his father raced classic MINIs in Chile. Luis’s journey continues today as he aggressively pursues his lifelong dream to be a driver.

Derek Jones

Derek Jones is the qualifying driver for the #73 LAP MINI F56. Derek Jones is a Philadelphia based race driver. Derek has raced cars ranging from Vintage Formula One to modern Prototypes and GT Cars, winning on all fronts. Derek also is a business owner, SAG accredited stunt driver, father and husband.